October 18th, 19th and 20th, 2019
in Philadelphia, PA
Three Nights of Live Music and Social Dancing.
Two Days of Classes.
One event you can’t miss.
Blues Muse is an event that is dedicated to partnership above all else. From our early years championing follower voice and creativity, we have grown to become the event to be at to hone your partnership skills, flex your creativity, and engage in deep learning about the techniques and theories around connection. Blues Muse actively values warmth, friendliness, geekery, and silliness. All these values feed our passionate love of blues dancing and the particular joys of leading and following.
This year, we’re moving further towards those goals.
BLUES MUSE 2019
We’ve been so inspired by our community’s research into blues idioms and have been craving the chance to explore those idioms through the Muse lenses of connection, deep listening, and creativity. To facilitate that learning, we are implementing a new class schedule! Classes at Muse will include a mixture of one and a half hour long leveled intensives and one hour long electives. The intensives will allow for deep dives into exciting topics, including expanding your creativity within idioms. The electives will allow you to explore broad topics and learn with participants of all levels, a core value of Muse.
Yes, we’re geeks. But we like to have fun too (trust us). That’s why Blues Muse 2019 will have three nights of dancing to fabulous live music. Similarly to past years, there will be two competitions at Blues Muse (plus THE BATTLE), because we want to find a balance between showcasing the hard work of our community members and kicking back for social dancing.
The Mix and Match competition is open to anyone who wants to compete, with the exception of headlining instructors and individuals who are competing in the Followers' Invitational.
The Followers' Invitational sets the tone of the weekend by presenting followers who we think have consistently shown themselves to be exceptional. Please see our Competitions page for more details!
The Battle, a long-standing tradition, is a chance for all the participants of the event to divide into teams, learn a simple-but-wonderful routine, and perform it together, with one catch - the two teams don't see the other part until they're actually performing it! Some years it's a musical duel, some years it's a saucy battle of the egos, some year's it's a love story. But every year, it's entertaining!